Oh boy. This has been a really crazy week. My last few days I’ve been gone 14+ hours a day, so I get home, eat a late dinner, go to bed, wake up and workout, and do it again. When I was in grad school, I was used to this, but now, not so much at all. I sat down after work today and realized just how exhausted I really was. I thought I’d spend the afternoon catching up on some housework that has stacked up the last few days, but sometimes rest is just what’s needed. In that vain, here’s what I’m thankful for today:

I’m thankful for a shorter work days on thursdays this month. Longer days at the beginning of the week tend to mean shorter days at the end of the week. I’m so thankful that I have a few extra hours today to just sit and rest.

I’m thankful for friends who are willing to listen and process life with me. Life would be so dull without friends! Yesterday I had a long day, but still spent some time with a friend doing some hard work and processing of life stuff (it’s also great that I have friends who are also counselors!).

I’m thankful for the groups I’m leading. I’m so energized by leading these groups, and I love getting to see the participants make connections, learn, and grow! I’m so happy I have the opportunity to lead them!

I’m thankful I decided to get up and bike today. I haven’t gotten a good night of sleep all week, so I really debated giving up another 40 minutes to work out. However, I decided to force myself up at 5:45 this morning so I could get in a 7 mile bike ride before work. The ride was really great and definitely gave me the energy I needed to get through the day!

I’m thankful for the meals I cooked on Sunday and the time it has saved this week. Making meals at the beginning of the week so I didn’t have to cook the rest of the week was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. With how busy my days are, if I didn’t    have pre-made meals, I definitely wouldn’t be eating real meals. Best. Idea. Ever. 🙂

Alright, this post is short and sweet because I am going to take some time for myself this evening!

Now it’s your turn to share! What are you thankful for today?